Welcome to
La Vita

Boat artwork created by Richard Bradshaw

Our Story

Lynn at the helm of La Vita

Welcome to our website, La Vita (the life).

Rick and I met on the internet and within two years married in 1998. We were retired and neither of us wanted to sit in a rocking chair on the front porch. Eight years later we bought a boat, sold our home, and set off on a long-distance voyage. We each want to tell you Our Story of what happened along the way.

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Rick at the help of La Vita

“Spread a little sunshine.”
— Jack Lemmon

Four Blogs + Authors

  • Lynn’s blog, Slices of Life, are adventure stories about Lynn and Rick’s life in Mexico on and off the sea.
  • The La Cruz Writers’ Group blog page features a selection of stories and poems.
  • Once a month Insecure Writer’s Support Group posts a question. Read Lynn’s answers.
  • Rick’s entire Holiday Card collection is displayed on his blog page. Coming soon: articles about writing and other subjects.
  • Want something good to read? Check out the Authors’ page.
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Valentine’s Day 2011, we sailed s/v La Vita into Marina La Cruz, Mexico. Within two weeks, Rick was given two days to live.

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La Cruz Writers’ Group (LCWG)

We are the famous and wildly renowned La Cruz Writers’ Group. We are a collective of writers. We write because we want to. We write because we have to. We write because we have stories to tell.

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Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG)

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

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Here‘s my holiday card collection starting in 2006. I’m writing my first novel and anticipate documenting my efforts learning to write. I hope to find time to update and post articles and stories I’ve written.

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La Vita sailing vessel